HOUSTON – A suspect who led a Houston police officer on a chase late Thursday night ended up hitting the officer’s patrol car after turning down a dead end road, police said.
The Houston Police Department said it was just after midnight when the officer tried to stop a Ford Taurus for a traffic violation on Fidelity Street at N. Carolina Street in far east Houston.
The car sped up and led the officer on a brief chase before turning down De Haven, apparently not realizing the street was a dead end. The officer stopped his car and blocked the road while giving verbal commands for the suspect to exit his car.
Police said the suspect pulled into a driveway and turned around, hitting the front corner of the police car while trying to get away. The suspect’s car became stuck and the driver was taken into custody.
According to HPD, the suspect now faces charges of aggravated assault on a peace officer and felony evading.
The officer was not hurt in the collision.